The Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The PYP promotes an international perspective which recognises and welcomes the diversity of student experiences and backgrounds. A PYP school strives towards developing an internationally-minded person who demonstrates the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.
The core curriculum is taught by the homeroom teacher while Art, Music, Chinese and Physical Education are taught by single-subject teachers. Information Communication Technology is integrated into all aspects of the curriculum.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12.
The PYP transdisciplinary framework focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both at school and beyond.
Informed by research into how students learn, how educators teach, and the principles and practice of effective assessment, the programme places a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.
HOW THE PYP WORKS
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) is underpinned by six transdisciplinary themes around which learning is planned.
Who We Are
Where We Are In Place and Time
How We Express Ourselves
How the World Works
How We Organise Ourselves
Sharing the Planet
These themes are selected for their relevance to the real world. They are described as transdisciplinary because they focus on issues that go across subject areas.
The transdisciplinary themes help teachers to develop a programme of inquiry. Teachers work together to develop investigations into important ideas, which require a substantial and high level of involvement on the part of students.
BENEFITS OF THE PYP
The PYP benefits both learners and educators, and strengthens learning and international mindedness throughout the entire school community.
The PYP for Students
In the PYP, students learn how to think for themselves and take responsibility for their own learning through an inquiry-led approach.
By developing the attributes of the IB learner profile, students also learn how to demonstrate respect for themselves and others, developing international-mindedness by working with others for a shared purpose and taking positive action for change.
The PYP for Teachers
PYP practitioners are among the most passionate and dedicated educators in the world; supported by transformative professional development experiences that allow them to do the same for students.
The PYP for the School Community
In the PYP, parents and the wider school community are also considered learners and valued as essential partners in students’ learning